Sands, Galaxy retain top market share in 19H1

    Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group retained their top position in Macau gaming market share in 19H1, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank.

    The note from the analysts, cited by Tribuna de Macau, noted that Sands China was at the top of the pack, with 24.1 percent of the total market, followed by Galaxy Entertainment Group at 24.1 percent. 

    Melco Resorts, Wynn Macau and SJM, controlled the remaining 15.8 percent, 15.3 percent and 14.3 percent of the market respectively. 

    Sands China has also seen the fastest growing in the mass market, controlling 29.5 percent of the market in the first half of the year. 

    Galaxy led in the VIP segment, controlling 25.2 percent of VIP market share. 

    Gross gaming revenue in the first half of 2019 reached MOP149.5 billion, down 0.5 percent year-on-year.